Clinical Evidence

Vitalistics’ goal is to provide clinicians with recommendations based on the best available evidence. This resource is specifically designed to support physicians in evidence-based care of sleep problems and the use of overnight home sleep tests and overnight pulse oximetry tests. It also supports DMEs and patients.

Studies Supporting Home Sleep Testing

Unattended Home Diagnosis and Treatment of OSA
Diagnosing and Managing OSA without PSG

Risk of Untreated Sleep Apnea Evidence

The Epidemiology of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea
This article explains the definition, diagnosis, history, and risk factors of untreated obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep Disordered Breathing and Mortality: Eighteen- Year Follow-up of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort
This study was done to better understand the health burden of sleep apnea.
Physiological Explanation Why OSA is Dangerous
The American Physiological Society press release explains the connection between sleep apnea, stroke, and death.

Indentification of OSA for PCPs

Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Gender Differences
Importance of Screening for Sleep Problems in Primary Care Settings

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